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Ohio Huntsman Podcast - Sportsmen's Nation

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Three Ohio natives (Jason, Jacob, and Jeff) are the hosts of Ohio Huntsman. They are three brothers who were brought up primarily hunting the public lands of the Wayne National Forest with their Dad. So be sure to tune in as they discuss all things related to hunting in Ohio, with an emphasis on p… read more

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It's A Wild World

July 1st, 2020


This week on the show we discuss all the craziness that has happened in the world over the last few months.  We discuss how the pandemic has impacted each of us and our families and what we have learned or plan to …

Cheap Out Of State Hunts For Ohioans

June 24th, 2020


Have you always wanted to try an out of state hunt but didn't know where to start?  In this episode, we discuss a couple of options that are close enough to Ohio for a relatively short drive and don't' take a ton of …

New Species Discovered, Coyote Legislation, and More

June 17th, 2020


In this week's episode, we discuss a few different topics related to the outdoors that have recently been in the news here in Ohio.  We discuss a …

Summer Hunting Projects

June 10th, 2020


Summer is a great time to do some of those hunting projects to prep for fall.  In this episode, we talk about what projects we've got going on and some of our plans for the fall.  We are working on treestand …

Ohio's 2020 Spring Turkey Harvest

June 3rd, 2020


With turkey season coming to a close across the state, this week we discuss how the season went for us personally and also for Ohio as a whole.  We …

Introducing Kids To The Outdoors

May 27th, 2020


There is nothing more important than sharing our love and passion for the outdoors with the next generation.  This week we discuss what we have tried to do to introduce our own children to the outdoors and also why we …

The Story Of Ohio's Native Brook Trout

May 20th, 2020


This week on the show we talk with Curt Wagner from the ODNR Division of Wildlife about Ohio's only native inland trout species.  Ohio's Brook Trout was once thought to be completely eradicated by most industry …

Our Turkey Weekend

May 13th, 2020


Turkey hunting tends to be very hot or cold for us, so in this episode, you get to hear if turkey season has been hot or cold for us so far. That …

Why Wild Game Gets A Bad Rap

May 6th, 2020


This week we discuss why the idea of wild game leaves a literal bad taste in the mouths of non-hunters.  We cover our theories on why many people feel that wild game often tastes "Gamey".  We discuss things like the …

Introducing New Shooters

April 29th, 2020


Have you ever introduced someone to firearms and more specifically the act of shooting those firearms.  There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings that can be present in society today around firearms that can …

Wild Edibles

April 21st, 2020


Many outdoorsmen hit the woods every spring in search of shed antlers from the bucks they spent all fall chasing; however, there are more "treasures" to be found while taking those spring walks through your hunting …

You Can't Get 'Em From The Couch

April 15th, 2020


What do you do when nothing seems to be working?  I'm sure we've all been there, you had a great plan figured out and it just falls flat.  Nothing is working and you don't even feel like you're in the game.  It's hard …

What's The Best Deer Gun?

April 8th, 2020


There are a lot of firearm and caliber choices for deer hunting in Ohio but which one is the best?  Like most things, the answer is "it depends".  In this episode, we discuss the legal deer hunting calibers and some of …

Our Favorite Mapping Tools

April 1st, 2020


I think most hunters spend a fair bit of time looking at maps, so this week we do a deep dive into the various mapping tools out there. We discuss …

Finding Public Land In Ohio

March 25th, 2020


Have you ever hunted Ohio's public lands?  Unless this is your first episode of the podcast you know we spend at least half of our time hunting on public lands.  With access to quality private hunting land becoming less …

New Hunting Property

March 18th, 2020


We as hunters all dream of owning our own hunting property.  Jacob and his wife purchased their own little slice of heaven that they plan to raise their family on.  In this episode we discuss the layout of the property …

Sheds & Turkeys & Scouting, Oh My!

March 11th, 2020


What is your cure for "cabin fever" in the spring?  With more and more people spending more and more time shed hunting every year to try and recover at least a little part of that buck that eluded you during the season, …

Splurge or Save on Hunting Gear

March 4th, 2020


Which pieces of hunting gear should you splurge for quality and which items can you just buy cheap?  We all want our dollar to go as far as possible …

Q&A with ODNR - Small Game Changes

February 26th, 2020


We did a small game changes Q&A session with the ODNR.  We had Brian Banbury from the ODNR Division of Wildlife on to give us some insights about why the current proposals were made and to get answers to all the …

How Long Does A Canada Goose Live?

February 19th, 2020


Have you ever wondered how long a Canada Goose lives?  Did you know that Ohio holds the record for the longest living banded goose?  We discuss those …

Interesting New Products For Midwest Hunters

February 12th, 2020


Interested in cool new hunting products?  In this episode, we discuss some of the more interesting products for midwest hunters that came out at the …

Ohio's Proposed Small Game Changes

February 5th, 2020


In this week's episode, we discuss the proposed small game regulation changes for 2020 in Ohio.  The changes include decreasing bag limits on ruffed …

5 Ways To Keep Your Hunting Permission

January 31st, 2020


This week on the podcast we took a little different approach to the topic of "hunting permission".  There are plenty of resources available on how to get permission, so we decided to discuss how to keep permission once …

Hunting With Air Rifles

January 22nd, 2020


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we discuss hunting with air rifles.  We discuss what animals are legal to hunt with air rifles in Ohio and also the ODNR's stance on changing the laws to include turkey and …

Should Ohio Adopt Purple Paint Laws?

January 15th, 2020


In this episode of The Ohio Huntsman Podcast we discuss "Purple Paint" laws and other things related to marking property as "No Trespassing".  We discuss what exactly the laws in Ohio state in relation to …

Reflecting On 2019

January 7th, 2020


In this episode of the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we take a look back at 2019.  We discuss a variety of topics including taking our kids hunting for the first time, our favorite hunts, our favorite new piece of gear, and our …

How To Tag An Ohio Muzzleloader Buck

December 31st, 2019


In this episode of the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we discuss how to fill your buck tag during the late season in Ohio.  We discuss multiple factors that …

H2Ohio Conversation Pt. 2

December 24th, 2019


This week is part 2 of our H2Ohio conversation and we brought in Scott Butterworth from the ODNR to help give more detail.  We discuss more background on the H2Ohio initiative and what the goals of the program are.  How …

H2Ohio Conversation Pt. 1

December 17th, 2019


On this weeks episode we discuss the H2Ohio water quality initiative that was recently unveiled by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine.  The intent of this …

Cooking & Eating Wild Game

December 10th, 2019


Since Ohio's gun season just closed, we couldn't think of a better time to discuss cooking and eating wild game! So on this episode of the Ohio …

#67 - Jake's 2019 Rut Success!

November 26th, 2019


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!  The Ohio Huntsman Podcast has been invited to join the Sportsmen's Nation Podcast Network!

You can find show notes for this episode at the link below...

#60 - 2019 Season Predictions w/ Mike Tonkovich-Deer Program Administrator

October 8th, 2019


You can find the episode show notes and the written version of the information Mike provided us about the new game check process at the link below.

#56 - 2019 Season Goals

September 10th, 2019


This episode is all about our 2019 hunting season goals.  You can read more here...


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#54 - We Stumbled Into A Big Pile Of Glass

August 27th, 2019


On this week's show, we discuss the public land cleanup event we participated in recently.  It was a really cool experience, and I'd encourage …

#52 - Coffee & Conservation w/ Hunter's Blend Coffee

August 13th, 2019


This week on the show we talk to Mike Swatzentruber from Hunter's Blend Coffee about coffee, conservation, and how your buying decisions can impact conservation.  It was a great conversation and we touch on a lot of …

#51 - Ohio Deer Tag Prices Are Going Up (Plus Some Podcast Updates!)

August 6th, 2019


This week's show starts off with some updates about our new website, then we transition into talking about the new budget for the ODNR and what it's going to mean for those of us who like to hunt and fish.  You can read …

#50 - Ohio's Controlled Hunts with John Windau from ODNR

July 30th, 2019


This week's episode is all about the controlled hunts Ohio has to offer.  To help us with the discussion, we had John Windau from the ODNR Division …

#49 - The Houndsmen Of America

July 23rd, 2019


In this episode, we talk to Delvin Terry of The Houndsmen Of America.  We discuss introducing youth to hunting through dogs, hunting rabbits with Beagles, some of the types of hunting dogs, bird hunting with pointers, …

#48 - How Will The Wet Spring Impact Hunting This Fall?

July 16th, 2019


On this episode we discuss how the wet spring and flooding we've had this year might impact hunting this fall.  There are still crop fields around us that haven't been planted or have large sections with no crops …

#47 - Hunting With Hawks with Miami Valley Falconry

July 9th, 2019


In this episode, we talk with Miami Valley Falconry about hunting with hawks!  This is a super interesting conversation and we really enjoyed talking to their team.  Their team has decades of experience in falconry and …

#46 - Hunting on a Budget

July 2nd, 2019


On this episode we talk about getting into hunting or upgrading gear as inexpensively as possible.  We are always trying to refine our system and gear to make things easier, more comfortable, or just plain better and …

#45 - Buying a Multi-Owner Hunting Property: Conversation w/ Attorney Ted Gudorf

June 25th, 2019


On this episode we talk to an estate planning attorney, Ted Gudorf, J.D., LL.M., about buying hunting property with a group of buddies as well as some of the things to consider when passing down your hunting property to …

#44 - What's Your Grandpa's Old Duck Call Worth?

June 18th, 2019


Do you like to collect things?  Or maybe you just like the nostalgia of the way things used to be?  Either way you are going to enjoy this week's …

#43 - Happy Father's Day: Father's Day Gift Guide

June 11th, 2019


Happy Father's Day! This is our Father's Day episode where we talk about our Dad as well as some of the other father figures in our life and how they've helped us in our hunting journey and helped us become the men we …

#42 - 9th Inning Turkey

June 4th, 2019


This week's episode is a BS session between the three of us.  Jeff tells the story of his 9th inning turkey and then we discuss topics like hunting non-native species, eating groundhogs, eating raccoons, and how much …

#41 - 2018-19 Ohio Division of Wildlife Deer Summary

May 28th, 2019


This week's episode is about the recently released Ohio Deer Summary report published by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.  There is a ton of good information in this report and I encourage everyone to take the time to …

#40 - We Talk Turkeys with the Ohio Division of Wildlife

May 21st, 2019


This is a great episode if you are a turkey hunter in Ohio because we talked to Mark Wiley from the Ohio Division of Wildlife all about turkeys.  …

#39 - Favorite Stories Revisited

May 15th, 2019


We have grown a lot recently so we are revisiting our favorite stories episode as a way for our new followers to hopefully get to know us and our …

#38 - Jeff Got A Turkey!

May 7th, 2019


This episode is all about our weekend turkey hunting trip down to southeast Ohio and as you've probably seen by now, Jeff got a turkey!

We talk about the turkey action we were seeing, hunting in the rain, and finding …

#37 - 2019 Shed Hunting & Turkey Scouting Trip

April 30th, 2019


This week we talk about Jacob and Jeff’s shed hunting and turkey scouting trip down to southeast Ohio. We also discuss a few other current events like Ohio’s youth turkey season harvest numbers and our thoughts on …

#36 - Our Wives Tell All: Balancing Family Time and Hunting

April 23rd, 2019


This week we talk to the our wives about balancing family time with hunting time.  We had a ton of fun recording this one and laugh a lot throughout …

#35 - Elk In Ohio with The Ohio Elk Hunting Community

April 16th, 2019


This week we talk to Seth Leech from the Ohio Elk Hunting Community about bringing elk back to Ohio!  We talk about where things are in the process, what the feasibility study showed regarding how many elk the state can …

#34 - Dad, Can We Go Outside?

April 9th, 2019


This week we discuss raising kids in the outdoors and how our perceptions of hunting, public lands, and quality family time outdoors has changed since having kids.  We talk about some of the things we are trying to do …

#33 - Public Lands with Ohio Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

April 2nd, 2019


On this episode we talk to Tony Ruffing and Jon Ingram from the Ohio Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.  We discuss some of the cool …

#32 - Our Turkey Hunting Gear

March 26th, 2019


To continue the turkey talk from last week as we get closer to turkey season opening here in Ohio we decided to talk about turkey hunting gear.  We discuss what we take with us in the woods when chasing turkeys, what we …

#31 - Turkey Hunting with Josh Grossenbacher

March 19th, 2019


On this week's show we talk with Josh Grossenbacher about turkey hunting!  Josh has won many turkey calling championships including the 2015 World Turkey Calling Championship, 2017 Grand National Head to Head …

#30 - What Are Your Thoughts: Discussion On Current Events

March 12th, 2019


This week we talk about a few current events in the hunting world.  We discuss the woman that got kicked off Tinder for the hunting pictures in her profile.  Do you have a duty to notify people you are serving them …

#29 - Monster Whitetail Grub

March 5th, 2019


On today's episode we talk to the owner of Monster Whitetail Grub.  We talk about his feed, what makes it different from other feed products on the market, the type of ingredients he uses, and how he started the …

#28 - 2019 Proposed Regulation Changes

February 26th, 2019


On this weeks show we discuss the proposed changes to the hunting regulations for the 2019-2020 season.

If you haven't seen the proposed changes, you …

#27 - Ohio Shed Hunting Season

February 19th, 2019


It's that time of year, shed hunting season!!  On this episode we talk about everything shed hunting, when to start looking for sheds, where to find shed antlers, weather conditions that are best for finding sheds, and …

#26 - Bag Limits & Harvest Numbers w/ Mike Tonkovich

February 12th, 2019


We had Mike Tonkovich back on the show this week!  Mike is the Deer Program Administrator for the state of Ohio and he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to deer and deer hunting in Ohio.  Some of the topics we …

#25 - SHOT Show 2019

February 5th, 2019


SHOT Show 2019 just ended and we thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about some of the new hunting items that were released that might be …

#24 - 2018 Season Review

January 29th, 2019


This week we review our 2018 seasons.  We discuss what went right, what went wrong, and what we are going to tweak for next year.  We talk about some new recipes we tried, how some of our new gear performed, and what we …

#23 - Listener Question: Hunting Small Properties

January 22nd, 2019


This week we answer a listener submitted question about hunting small properties.  More specifically, how to keep a deer from running off your property and onto a non-cooperative neighbors property after the shot.  We …

#22 - Interview w/ Ohio's Deer Program Administrator: Muzzleloader Season & Harvest Numbers

January 15th, 2019


We talk with Ohio's Deer Program Administrator, Mike Tonkovich, about muzzleloader season.  We cover everything from harvest numbers, why muzzleloader season is in January, why they added the antlerless harvest …

#21 - 228" Ohio Buck Poached

January 8th, 2019


On this episode we talk about the 228" Ohio buck that was poached in Coshocton County.  We cover topics like how the fines are determined in cases like this, the severity of Ohio laws, what to do if you are aware of or …

#20 - Time to break out the ol' smoke pole

January 1st, 2019


Happy New Year!  This week we talk about muzzleloader hunting!  We cover muzzleloading tips and tricks, what we enjoy about hunting with a …

#19 - Some Of Our Favorite Stories

December 25th, 2018


This is a fun one!  We sat around and told some of our favorite stories from the past.  This is how a lot of our family gatherings go, lots of …

#18 - Hunting Late Season

December 18th, 2018


This week we talk about late season hunting tactics.  We cover things like how to locate deer, late season food sources, staying concealed once all the leaves are gone, and how deer respond to hunting pressure as you …

#17 - How To Stay Warm

December 11th, 2018


This week we talk about how to stay warm while hunting in cold weather.  We go into depth on how to keep your hands and feet warm as well as general …

#16 - Stories From Deer Camp

December 4th, 2018


This week we tell stories from deer camp during the week long gun season here in Ohio.  We talk about what we'd been seeing, some of our hunting success, and a few other interesting stories along the way, hope you like …

#15 - Ohio Deer Harvest - 11/13/18

November 27th, 2018


This week we talk about the Ohio deer harvest numbers through week 7 of the season.  We talk about how the new public land restrictions seem to have affected harvest numbers, how buck harvest goes way up as the rut …

#14 - What is a Deer Drive?

November 20th, 2018


This week we talk about deer drives, what is a deer drive, how to do a deer drive, how to put the wind in your favor, how to use terrain and topography in your favor, and how to do this all safely!  If you never tried a …

#13 - 2018 Rut Vacation

November 13th, 2018


This week we take you through the successes and failures of our 2018 rut vacation down at our cabin near the Wayne National Forest!  It's always a good time down there in hill country!

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#12 - Let's Talk About The Rut!

November 6th, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we talk about the Ohio whitetail rut.  It's that magical time of year that deer hunters wait for.  It's like the Superbowl and Christmas all in one!

We cover everything from …

#11 - 5 Hunting Laws You Might Be Breaking

October 30th, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we talk about 5 laws you might be unintentionally breaking while hunting.  It's important to know that not all …

#10 - Learn To Hunt: A Beginner's Guide To Hunting

October 23rd, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we discuss how to get started in hunting.  We do our best to keep the conversation very basic in order to appeal to brand new outdoorsman; however,  if you are an experienced …

#9 - Our Favorite Gear, New or DIY Gear, & Gear Under $10

October 16th, 2018


On this week’s episode we discuss our favorite gear!  Since hunters tend to be very polarized on their gear, we decided to avoid the “required” gear …

#8 - Ohio Bears

October 9th, 2018


On this week's episode we talk about bears in Ohio! We discuss the number of bears currently in Ohio, when we think they'll be opening a season here, the potential for Ohio to become a trophy bear state, and our …

#7 - How to Hunt Deer: Tips, Tactics, & Strategy

October 2nd, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we discuss various hunting strategies associated with each “phase” of the whitetail season. We discuss what the whitetails primary focus is during each time of year which will …

#6 - 2018 Season Goals

September 25th, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we discuss our goals for the 2018 hunting season, We’ve got a lot of goals for the season, everything from Jeff wanting to finish the Ohio Squirrel Grand Slam to Jason wanting to …

#5 - Champaign County Whitetails Unlimited FREE Youth Pheasant Hunt

September 18th, 2018


This week’s episode of the Ohio Huntsman Podcast is a special one, as we change up the format slightly and interview our first guest on the show.  We talk to Keith McNutt from Champaign County Whitetails Unlimited …

#4 - 2018 Public Land Regulation Changes

September 11th, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we discuss the new bag limits on the majority of public land in the state of Ohio.  This is a very important topic for the public land deer hunter as it drastically decreases the …

#3 - Theory of Coyote Impact on Ohio Deer

September 4th, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we did something a little different.  Jeff presented a surprise theory to us and we discussed and debated the point of that theory.  It led to a very interesting conversation about …

#2 - New Ohio CWD Regulations

September 4th, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we discuss the new ODNR CWD Regulations which include restrictions on bringing deer back into the state from …

#1 - Why We Hunt

September 4th, 2018


This week on the Ohio Huntsman Podcast we talk about why we hunt, how we got into hunting, hunting heritage, and more.  We’re hoping this will be a good way for you to start to get to know us!



August 20th, 2018


A brief introduction to give you an idea of what the show will be about and what the format will be.

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